Nintendo has a very well refined game design process. They take all their old ideas, put them on a bingo board, and play through a round. All the squares that got covered on the winner's bingo sheet end up in the next game they make.
Some time ago, this process went wrong, and a rogue employee jammed some new ideas into a Mario game. The game was New Super Mario Brothers on the DS, and it included moving scenery and something likes a physics system. Nintendo knew that the only way to make things right was to create the same exact game again. So, they made New Super Mario Brothers Wii, which is nearly identical. They even shamelessly copied the title of the game.
At some point during the development of New Super Mario Wii, they decided to recycle that 4-player idea that worked out pretty well in the Mario Kart games. The result is the most amazingly rage-inducing game ever made. With four players on screen, the chaos can be impossible to follow, and actually making progress is usually harder when your friends are "helping".
December 18, 2012 Subject:
Hey, You should do a lets play on Terraria!
This is an awesome LP. You should do one on Terraria, which is a 2d version of minecraft pretty much, but MANY more bosses, items, weapons, etc. I have my own server if you want to play on it, If you dont want to buy Terraria, Search Eagleston Companies. Then get Terraria.7z, install Redist patches, and play. 126.96.36.199 Is my IP for the server. Its on about 12 hours a day.